We offer multiple venues for BERD support including face-to-face (drop-in clinics, office hours, consultations) and self-taught (BERD-related videos on the CCTS Video Channel and the R2T game on our Kaizen learning platform). 

Biostatistics Drop-in Clinics

Bring us your statistical and methodological questions about research projects, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and data management concerns. All are welcome! The CCTS BERD will host in-person consultations through BERD walk-in clinics.  Walk-in clinics will resume in the Edge of Chaos (4th Floor Lister Hill Library) on Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1pm and Fridays 8:30 am-11:30 am (please refer to upcoming events page as holidays may affect the schedule). Requests for consultations through Zoom should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Due to the high volume of requests, matching methodologic expertise to the request may take a few days.  However,  we will schedule the ZOOM calls as quickly as possible.

One-on-One Biostats Design Office Hours

We also offer appointments for one-on-one study design consultations. A team of methodologists, including experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, and statistical genetics, is available to collaborate in the design of pilot and feasibility proposals as well as in their review. If other methodological expertise is required in the project design, we will recruit that expertise on your behalf.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact CCTS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-7442.

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